The Leader In You
IASN Conference: October 25, 2014
Paula Carynski, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE
Disclosure Statements
• The planners and speaker have declared
no conflict of interest
• There is no sponsorship for this program
• Criteria for successful completion includes
attendance at the entire event and
submission of a completed evaluation form
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HEALTHCARE System
Objectives
• Define the two categories of leadership and
differences between the two.
• Discuss seven principles for leadership
success.
• Share my personal leadership journey.
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HEALTHCARE System
Transformational Leadership
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James MacGregor Burns first
introduced transformational leadership
in 1978 but not for healthcare at the
time, it was for political leadership
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Transformational Leadership
“two or more persons engage with others in
such a way that the leader and followers
raise one another to high levels of
motivation and morality.”
James MacGregor Burns, 1978
Transformational Leadership:
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Belief that transformational leaders are
facilitators of change and move the process
through the organization
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Create a sense of possibility and vision for the
future of the organization
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Have a desire for common goals, not “me” but
“us”
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DEFINITIONS CONTINUED…
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Transformational leaders have the
ability to clearly articulate a vision of
the future…
They are the myth-makers, the
storytellers
They capture our imagination with the
vivid descriptions of the wonderful
future we will build together
(Trofino, 1992)
Transactional
 Burns
described and compared
two conflicting leadership styles
 First: Transactional leadership
Example:
“If you help me THEN I will help you”
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Transactional continued
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If it benefits “me” and I get somewhere in
life then “fine.” If it does not go well, the
relationship can end at any point.
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No loyalty or support involved by either
individual.
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How Common Is Transformational
Leadership
Transformational leadership is often seen in various
situations such as:
 Parents motivating their children
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A teacher motivating a student or students
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A manager motivating their staff
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What It Looks Like
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Four Elements:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Idealized influence (charisma)
Inspirational motivation (creating meaning of
work)
Intellectual stimulation (creative problem
solving)
Individual consideration (listening, praising)
Seven Principles for Leadership
Success
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Love what you do at every step.
People are the most important part of your
journey.
Attitude can be more valuable than IQ or
experience.
Dressing for the position helps
Communicate often and simply.
Healthcare is a business that’s very personal.
Be true to who you are.
Principle #1:
Love what
you do:
Tell me what
is it you plan
to do with
your one wild
and precious
life ?
~ Mary Oliver
Principle #2: People are the most
important part of your journey.
Investing In Staff
AS YOU GET OLDER,
DON’T SLOW DOWN.
SPEED UP. THERE’S
LESS TIME LEFT.
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-Malcolm Forbes
Principle #2: Investing In Each
Other
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
YOU CANNOT DO,
YOU TRY AND FIND
THAT YOU CAN.
-Hendry David Thoreau
Chinese Proverb
 If
you want one year of
prosperity, grow grain
 If you want ten years of
prosperity, grow trees
 If you want one hundred years
of prosperity, grow people
Principle # 3: Attitude can be more valuable than IQ or
experience: Believing It Was Achievable and That We
Were The Right People To Do It:
YOU REALLY CAN
CHANGE THE
WORLD
IF YOU CARE
ENOUGH.
-Marian Wright
Edelman
Video clip
Principle # 4: Dressing for the
position helps
Principle # 5: Communicate often
and simply
Your Body Language Shapes
Who You Are
Principle #6:
Healthcare is a business that’s
very personal.
THERE ARE MANY
THINGS IN LIFE THAT
WILL CATCH YOUR
EYE,
BUT ONLY A FEW WILL
CATCH YOUR HEART.
PURSUE THESE.
-Michael Nolan
Linking Everything We Do To The
Peolple We Serve
Principle #7: Be true to who you
are
When people see the
respect and dignity
we have for one
another, they will
know this is a good
place.
Summary
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As a leader…..know the people you
serve
Work to bring out the best in each
individual
Value input and allow them to grow
Creating a healthy work environment
This is the foundation of a
transformational leader!
Questions